Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) in Washington

Recently updated on June 30th, 2024 at 10:16 pmOverview A domestic violence protective order is a legal shield for those facing abuse from spouses, partners, cohabitating individuals, family members, and intimate or dating relationships, regardless of living arrangements.  It keeps the abuser to stay away and refrain from contact, aiming to ensure the victim’s safety.…

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Civil Protection Orders in the Washington State

Recently updated on May 8th, 2024 at 12:47 am Overview   A civil protection order in the Washington State is a kind of restraining order, governed by Washington state law (as opposed to Federal Law). The name of similar legal orders varies from state to state. However, the basic idea is the same which is…

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Restraining Orders in the King County, Washington

Recently updated on May 8th, 2024 at 12:12 am Overview A restraining order is formally known as a Civil Protection Order in the Washington State. Protection Orders are governed by the Washington state law.  The name of similar legal orders varies from state to state and in many states these are called restraining orders.  The…

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Risk of No Contact Order Expiry in Washington State

Recently updated on May 8th, 2024 at 12:07 amSituation A criminal no contact order can expire any time in the Washington State which can leave the protected party left with no legal protection from the abuser.   Examples Situation 1 On the evening of July 10, 2024, my stepson Alex, violated a legal order to…

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Serving the temporary order to the other party

Recently updated on May 8th, 2024 at 12:36 amWhen a court issues a temporary order the next step is to serve it to the other party to inform them that a court order has been issued against them, and about the upcoming hearing. Typically, the Clerk‘s office will send all protection order documents to the…

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Should I get a civil protection order?

Recently updated on May 7th, 2024 at 11:59 pmA protection order, also known as a restraining order, is a legal document that prohibits an individual from engaging in certain actions toward another person. These actions can include physical abuse, harassment, stalking, or other forms of unwanted contact. In Washington state, a protection order can be…

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What is Coercive Control in Domestic Violence

Recently updated on May 8th, 2024 at 12:07 am“Coercive control is a form of domestic violence” often overlooked and misunderstood. This pattern of behavior involves using manipulation, intimidation, and control to dominate a domestic partner or family member. While it may not always involve physical violence, coercive control can be just as damaging to a…

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Listing the court cases

Recently updated on May 8th, 2024 at 11:52 pm English Court needs to have a full picture so its important to provide all the prior cases. Even if the specific case number is not known, its important to provide the type of case e.g. domestic violence, divorce, criminal parenting plan, or any other protective orders.…

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